Introduction to analyzing costs and creating budgets with Microsoft Cost Management

Business Analyst
Solution Architect
Azure Cost Management

Learn how to use cost analysis to understand how your costs accrue each month. Use this understanding to create an Azure budget to monitor and alert on your costs.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Set up your organization for success when using Cost Management
  • Analyze costs on a subscription using cost analysis
  • Create your first Azure budget based on your analysis


  • Owner access to an Azure subscription (a free trial is sufficient)
  • Five or more Azure resources created within your subscription that have been accruing cost for at least one month
  • Basic familiarity with the Azure portal